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Forefoot Assessment Package

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Don’t let your feet hold you back from the important moments in your life.

Pain or deformities in the front of your foot can restrict your mobility, cause embarrassment, and prevent you from enjoying socialising, special occasions and day-to-day life.

Whether your symptoms are hereditary, caused by general wear and tear, sporting injury, or your footwear, pain or deformities in your forefoot that last more than a week are signs of an underlying problem, which if addressed could be remedied.

Want to enjoy your summer pain free? We’ve created a forefoot assessment package just for you.

Prices from



  • A thorough examination and assessment by one of the UK’s leading consultant foot and ankle specialists
  • An X-ray of the forefoot
  • Follow up with your consultant to establish a treatment plan
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King Edward VII's Hospital,
5-10 Beaumont Street,
Marylebone, London W1G 6AA

Your all-inclusive package starts from just £350.

With this one-stop forefoot assessment package, we’ll establish the cause of your forefoot problem and provide you with a bespoke treatment plan to get you back to looking and feeling your best.

Your package includes:

  • A thorough examination and assessment by one of the UK’s leading consultant foot and ankle specialists
  • An X-ray of the forefoot
  • Follow up with your consultant to establish a treatment plan
  • If an additional one-part MRI scan is also required, an additional discounted rate of £450 will be chargeable

And with no waiting lists to worry about, you can be seen at a time that suits you, starting the next phase of your recovery right away.

Do I need a forefoot assessment?

The forefoot includes the metatarsal bones, phalanges (toe bones) and their connective soft tissues. Many conditions can cause pain in the ball of the foot and toes, and can manifest in different ways, but some common symptoms to look out for are:

  • Foot pain
  • Stiffness in toes or foot
  • Burning pain in ball of foot
  • Pain in ball of foot or toes when walking
  • Hard lumps or swollen skin on the sides of feet, at joints, or top of toes
  • Big toe pointing towards other toes
  • Toes are bent upward (extension) or downward (flexion) from the joints
  • Numbness or tingling in foot or toes
  • Trouble flexing big toe

If you are experiencing pain that is affecting your ability to walk and your day-to-day life you should seek the advice of a specialist.

Our expertise in diagnosing and treating forefoot problems

King Edward VII’s Hospital in London is a world-renowned centre of excellence for orthopaedics, with over 120 years’ experience in diagnosing and treating foot and ankle problems. Our consultant specialists are hand-picked as the leaders in their field, many of whom also work at London teaching hospitals and are involved in the very latest clinical research, looking after top athletes and sports people.

Our team includes Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialists, working collaboratively with consultants to ensure patients receive a personal, tailored treatment plan with one to one support before, during and after surgery.

Insured patients

Our forefoot assessment package is for self-funding patients only. However, if you have private medical insurance, you can still access the same high standards of diagnosis and treatment. We work with all the top insurers, so call us today and book an initial consultation with one of our specialists.

Your insurance plan should cover any diagnostic scans required, but you may be liable to pay an excess or shortfall. It is always advisable to check with your provider first before confirming a booking.

Meet your orthopaedic specialist

Mr Tim Sinnett  ›
Mr Tim Sinnett is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant at King Edward VII's Hospital,
Special interests include:
Foot Surgery (+ 12 more)

Frequently Asked Questions

What forefoot conditions does the package cover?

There are many conditions that cause forefoot pain. Our expert consultants will assess your foot and provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan.

The most common causes include but are not limited to: metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of the foot), hallux valgus (bunions), hallux limitus/rigidus (big toe arthritis), lesser toe deformities (hammer, claw, and mallet toes), and Morton’s (interdigital) neuroma.

Can I choose which consultant I see?

Absolutely. Self-funding your treatment enables you to choose when you are seen, and who you are seen by. King Edward VII’s Hospital consultants are among the finest in the UK, so you can be sure you are choosing one of the best for your forefoot condition.

Is the price fixed irrespective of how complex my forefoot problem is?

Any forefoot problem would be suitable for this assessment, however if more complex investigation is required, there would be a supplemental cost.

Should your forefoot problem be more complex and require further investigations, these will be discussed with you by your consultant, and the normal hospital rates would be charged should you decide to continue your assessment.

Can I use my private health insurance?

If you have private medical insurance, you can still choose when you are seen and who you are seen by, from the same list of outstanding specialists.

The booking process is a little different. This ‘package’ price has been created for self-funding patients only and is not applicable to patients with private medical insurance.

However, if you have private medical insurance, the costs of consultations, diagnostics and treatment should be covered. Check with your insurance provider that your condition and chosen consultant’s fees are covered as you may have to pay an excess or shortfall, and obtain pre-authorisation before booking. Your insurance provider will likely require a GP referral too.

If you need any help with the process, our team is always on hand. Please call 020 7467 4344.

Do I need a GP referral?

You do not need to have a GP referral for a specialist forefoot assessment package, although it would be useful to have one.

How long will the assessment take?

On average a consultation is between 20-30 minutes, with another 15 minutes for imaging.

What happens during a forefoot assessment?

Following registration, you will have an initial consultation with one of our consultant foot specialists who will ask you about your symptoms and perform a full examination of your foot.

Following an x-ray of the foot, you will have a further consultation with the specialist who will discuss the findings of the examination and x-ray and the options to further address your symptoms, which may include physiotherapy, orthotics, further imaging, or surgery.

If further consultations, investigations or procedures are necessary, these can be planned for on the day or later.

Do I need to prepare for a forefoot assessment?

It would be useful if you could bring copies of any previous imaging (e.g. x-rays), and any details you have relating to previous treatment(s).

What do I wear for a forefoot assessment?

The surgeon will want to examine your forefoot during the consultation, so it is a good idea to wear a pair of shoes that is easy to remove, and clothes that allow easy access to the foot.

What are the potential treatment options?

This of course depends on the diagnosis, but in general, treatment can be non-operative in the form of pain killers, corrective footwear/orthotics, physiotherapy, or operative in the form of surgery.

Your surgeon will discuss all the treatment options with you before agreeing on a treatment plan.

If I need an operation, will it be done by the consultant who sees me?

Yes, absolutely. Self-funding your treatment enables you to be seen by the same specialist from your very first meeting, to your operation, to your follow up consultation. It is still your choice, and there is no obligation to see the same consultant, but you should be aware that if you choose to see another specialist, they will require you to have an initial consultation prior to any surgery.

Please note: If you need urgent surgical intervention, you may be offered the next available appropriate consultant. Don’t worry, you will be given ample time to meet him or her pre-operatively.